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The Welcome Return Of Outdoor Dining

The Welcome Return Of Outdoor Dining

All of the focus this month in hospitality has rightly been on the return of outdoor dining. It’s been fantastic to see so many pubs, restaurants cafés and other venues finally able to open to customers again – albeit with the necessary restrictions in place....
(Another) Street Food Revolution

(Another) Street Food Revolution

There has a been definite shift in attitudes in recent days and weeks. After the misery of lockdown through the winter months, people are starting to look forwards again. I had a short walk through my local town this week and saw lots of activity behind the scenes as...
Helping operators to perfect the pivot

Helping operators to perfect the pivot

Every single organisation has had to adapt in some way over the last 12 months. From PR agencies to catering equipment manufacturers, publishers to pubs, we’ve all faced challenges. And one of the most positive things to come out of the pandemic for me has been the...
Budget 2021: Key Points For Hospitality

Budget 2021: Key Points For Hospitality

This time last year, coronavirus was declared a pandemic just hours after Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget, effectively rendering the numbers meaningless. Furlough and lockdown were barely in our vocabulary and the idea that pubs, bars, cafés and restaurants...
New revenue streams in the ‘new normal’

New revenue streams in the ‘new normal’

Home deliveries One of the most lucrative initiatives has been the rise of home delivery boxes, from veg/meat boxes to Michelin-starred ‘heat at home’ dinners. And with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the market seems to have kicked on again in recent weeks. Some of...